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City Council Approves Creation of City Manager Position

City begins process to seek qualified applicants and the mayor clears up confusion over 90-day moratorium.

In a Special Called Meeting held Tuesday night at the , the Peachtree Corners City Council approved an ordinance to create the position of City Manager. Notices will go out this week seeking qualified candidates.

But before the City Council took action on the city manager position, the mayor addressed concerns about the effect the 90-day moratorium, passed last week, had on the community.

"We had no intention of stopping all development," said Mayor Mike Mason, "but that's what happened for a few days."

It was a simple case of mis-communication with Gwinnett County the mayor told the dozen people attending. The county was to continue processing those permits that had already begun before the moratorium took effect. However, the county rejected all permits for several days before the confusion was cleared.

Mason also reiterated that the reason for the moratorium was simply to eliminate businesses from seeking a permit in the interim months before the city would take over those duties.

"Our objective was to learn from those who went before us," said Mason. "The cities of Sandy Springs and Johns Creek all had moratoriums in place."

In other news, the city is actively seeking property for a city hall. Acting city managers John Kachmar and John McDonough are working on lining up potential properties to serve as a city hall.

All council members were present.

The next Peachtree Corners City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15. The location has not been determined. Watch Peachtree Corners Patch for an announcement on the location and the agenda for the next meeting.

 

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Mim Harris May 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM
What?! "The city is actively seeking property for a city hall"? I thought everyone agreed we have enough empty office space for our "City Lite" and that we would NOT be buying property or building a city hall...very disappointed in our Council and Mayor if they purchase land and build.
Judy Putnam May 10, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Mim, the city council is looking for office space to lease - not purchase.
Mim Harris May 10, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Glad to hear. When I saw looking for property I was very concerned.

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